DOXA vintage watches have a rich history dating back to 1889. Doxa, founded by George Ducommun, originally began as a maker of fine dress timepieces. In the 1960's Doxa took notice of the rising popularity of diving. Many say Jacques Cousteau's interest in diving heavily influenced the market for watches specifically designed for the sport. Companies such as Rolex and Blancpain had found success in the arena of timepieces for diving and originated a once unheard of arena for timepieces.
Not to be outdone by it's competitors, Doxa utilized the expertise of engineers and professional divers to create a watch with unique features and the ability to perform deep under the sea. Trademark features of a Doxa vintage watch include an orange face easily visible in murky water. The watch was able to calculate decompression time and had a rotating bezel. Initially this Doxa masterpiece was able to work 300 meters below sea level. A second model was created that functioned 750 meters below sea level. Doxa immediately sold out shortly after it's introduction to the U.S. market.
Economic difficulties hit the Swiss watchmaking industry hard and quartz timepieces began to flood the market. The skill set and demand for the carefully crafted mechanical watches Doxa became known for fell to the wayside. In an attempt to stay afloat Doxa joined a group of Swiss watchmakers. The partnership failed and Doxa was sold in the early 1980's.
Thanks to the Jenny family of Switzerland, Doxa vintage watches are re surging. In 2002 the brand re-released several models of watches but did so in very limited quantity. Hoards of dedicated Doxa fans jumped at the chance to own an original design with it's masterful construction, design and all Swiss movement.